There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
55+ Ministry Shelter Drive
Donations being collected
The 55+ Ministry is collecting sunscreen and insect repellent for clients of the Bill Mehr Drop-in Center for the Homeless March 4th-18th. A box for donations is in the church vestibule. Assistance is also needed to assemble the donations on March 20th at 9:30 a.m. in the St. Catherine Room.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Fridays during Lent at 6:00 p.m.
Fridays during Lent we will celebrate Soup and Stations beginning February 16th at 6:00 p.m. with a soup and bread dinner in the Parish Center Dining Hall, followed by the Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Week and Easter Schedule
Women’s Cornerstone Retreat
Please join a sisterhood and enjoy a 26-hour Retreat, April 6-7, 2018 to focus on yourself and your faith. Registrations are open through March 18th. The rates are $130 for a double room and $145 for a single room. Please register online at www.stfrncis.org/cornerstone.
from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21st from 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. in the Church. We trust this will help all who respond to have a sacred encounter with the God of mercy. There will be extra clergy on hand to assist that evening.
from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm
Confessions will be heard every Wednesday evening during Lent from 7:30 pm until 8:30 pm, in addition to Saturday’s from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.
March 24th at 5:30 p.m.
The Knights of Columbus will be holding their 3rd Annual Fish Fry in the Parish Center Dining Hall on March 24th at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 each and will be sold after all the Masses on February 24th-25th and March 3rd-4th. Tickets at the door, the day of the event will be $15 each.
March 30th at 3:00 p.m.
Musical Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Please come and enjoy the Dramatic Readings and Musical Meditations of the Stations of the Cross, presented by the St. Francis of Assisi Music Ministry.
Adult Confirmation Classes
Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on April 10th
Confirmation Classes for Adults Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on April 10th. This six-week program is for Catholic adults who have already received the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist (First Communion) and would like to complete their initiation with Confirmation.
Please register with Lisa Ostendorf or call 703-221-3127, ext. 277.
Theology on Tap
March 26th 6:30 p.m.
Discussion; 7:30 p.m.
Theology on Tap March 26th 6:30 p.m. Young Adult Gathering and Discussion; 7:30 p.m. Talk is open to everyone. The location for the March 26th Theology on Tap has been changed to the Parish Center Dining Facility. Please come and enjoy beer, wine, and snack while listening to a presentation by Katie Sullivan, Executive Director of Franciscan Volunteer Ministry.
Care for Creation Logo Contest
Deadline March 30th
Calling artists of all ages: Create a Care for Creation logo. All entries should be at least 3”x3” in black and white. Please click here to submit no later than March 30th.
Please contact Kathy Radigan for more information.
April 7th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
April 7th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room. For more information and/or to sign-up, please contact the Parish Office at 703-221-4044.
The 55+ Ministry invites you to register for the Blue Bird tour to Lancaster, PA to watch the action packed musical performance of Sight and Sound Theatre’s “Jesus” on April 25th. To reserve your space, please call 703-339-0333. Post show discussion will be held on April 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Catherine Room.